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Important Notice:

Starting May 1, 2019, RADT renewal application will start requiring proof of completion of a minimum 45 hours of AOD education towards certification each year. Continuing education hours do not count, and it must be 45 hours of primary education that goes towards 315 hours to be certified. Click here for a list of approved schools.

Click Here for the RADT Renewal Handbook

Requirements for RADT renewal application:

  • Completed RADT renewal application
  • Completion of three hours in ethics and confidentiality
  • Submit proof of completion of minimum 45 hours of AOD education towards certification each year. Continuing education hours do not count, it must be 45 hours of primary education that goes towards 315 hours of education to be certified.
  • Signed CCAPP Code of Conduct for Credentialed Alcohol and Drug Professionals
  • Signed State of California AOD Counselor Code of Conduct
  • Signed RADT Scope of Practice
  • Payment of $40 due annually

 *If RADT status expired more than 30 days, applicant must complete all initial renewal requirements and submit with $40 renewal fee and a $29 late fee = $69


Important things you need to know about the RADT application:

  • As of March 1, 2014, all individuals applying for registration to become a drug and alcohol counselor in California, prior to registering with any certifying organization, must complete a nine-hour orientation course consisting of three hours each of ethics, professional boundaries, and confidentiality approved by the certifying organization issuing the registration.
  • The nine hours of education specified in the orientation course shall not count toward fulfillment of the minimum 315 hours of alcohol and other drug education required to become certified with CCAPP.
  • If you would like to take the nine-hour course through CCAPP, click here.
  • Applying to be a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) does not include Membership; Membership is separate from registration - for more information on becoming a CCAPP Member, please click here.
  • State of California regulations requires that registrants become certified within five years of issue of registration. 

Application Processing Times

Application processing times can take six to eight weeks. All steps in an application must be submitted in full, must be complete, and must be accurate. An application is complete when every step has a green bubble. A green bubble with a white checkmark means CCAPP staff have verified and approved that step. Any step that is rejected will have a red bubble and must be corrected by the applicant. The processing time will be delayed and not resume until the applicant corrects the rejected step and re-submits all/any rejected steps.

Certemy User Tips

  • Do not use multiple email accounts. If you need to change your email address, see below.

  • Do not use your work email address. Accessing your Certemy account if you change jobs will become difficult, especially if you forget your password. Changing your email address is not a simple process and takes time. Avoid delays by using a personal email address.

  • When opening a new application, do not use alternate email accounts. Re-enter the exact same information (name, email address, password) you submitted for the original application.

  • Email or other profile changes must either be submitted through our [Contact Us] section or relayed to CCAPP personnel directly through a phone call or direct email.

  • Password resets are done through the Certemy login portal with the [Forgot password?] button.

  • Name changes are done in account by selecting the [profile details] link from the profile icon in the top right.

  • Be precise in your spelling: your documents are printed according to the information you provide.

  • If you require assistance, use our information request form.



Renewal of Certification hours - Clarification

I. Continuing Education: Alcohol/Drug Counseling CCAPP (provider numbers are required)

  • Workshops/seminars: Counseling Skills Basic Courses including at Masters Level may not be used for renewal. Must be given by approved providers with current CCAPP approved provider numbers. It is responsibility of the applicant to make sure that the workshop has an approved provider number. All documentation must have the approved provider number and be in advanced alcohol/drug skills.
  • Design/Implementation/Presentation of Alcohol/Drug Counseling Topics for an approved CCAPP provider number. (Document by submitting a letter from administrator, supervisor or coordinator of activity starting date, type of activity,  hours involved, outline of activities, and sample brochures, handouts, and other educational materials).
  • Initial oral training by Approved ICRC/AODA Supervisors. (Document by submitting a copy of Certificate)
  • Trainers receive 1 hour for preparation for each hour if training and each hour for presentation.


Feel free to request more information by using our information request form.